Niantic and Playmob have teamed up to host the first ever Pokémon GO Earth Day Clean Up event this month, which will take place at locations around the world.
The event, which will take place on Sunday 22nd April, invites the Pokémon GO community to join together to clean up the environment and their local areas. Trainers will also have the chance to donate to the Mission Blue Foundation, a global coalition united to inspire public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas.
Each Pokémon GO Earth Day Clean Up event will unite local Trainers in each community to help focus on gathering garbage and debris in public spaces that require significant work.
All Trainers will receive access to a special avatar item to celebrate Earth Day and those who work together to participate in the cleanups around the world will unlock unique in-game rewards for the entire world.
If 1,500 Trainers attend the events around the world, 2x catch Stardust for Ground, Water, and Grass-type Pokémon will be unlocked for 48 hours. If more than 3,000 Trainers participate in the clean up events, 3x catch Stardust for Ground, Water, and Grass-type Pokémon for 48 hrs will be unlocked for Trainers around the world.
“Earth Day is an incredible movement and opportunity to team up with friends and neighbors to focus on making the world and our own communities healthy and sustainable,” explains Niantic founder and CEO, John Hanke. “We’re looking forward to joining Trainers around the world in their efforts to clean up and preserve the environment in support of the world’s oceans and Mission Blue.”
Playmob founder and CEO Jude Ower, adds: “We know gaming can be an amazing force for good. It’s a pleasure to work with such a purposeful and innovative studio and the inspirational and devoted teams behind Mission Blue and all the supporting NGO partners, collaborating on what we see as the start of a bigger movement towards global solutions through play.”
The full list of Pokémon GO Earth Day Clean Up event locations can be found on the official website and include locations like North Carolina in the USA, Peacehaven in the UK, and locations in Japan.